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IMC 2018: Sessions

Session 1329: Religious Memory in Late Medieval Utrecht

Wednesday 4 July 2018, 16.30-18.00

Organiser:Jerem van Duijl, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Moderator/Chair:Frans Camphuijsen, Center for Medieval & Renaissance Studies Amsterdam, Universiteit van Amsterdam
Paper 1329-aHow to Create a Meaningful Personal Network: The Religious and Social Life of Alderman and Mayor Dirck Borre van Amerongen, c. 1438-1528
(Language: English)
Cora Zwart, Faculteit der Letteren, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
Index terms: Archives and Sources, Lay Piety, Sermons and Preaching, Social History
Paper 1329-bEnhancing Social Standing through Memory: Donations to the Utrecht Commandry of the Teutonic Order in the 13th Century
(Language: English)
Jerem van Duijl, Instituut voor Geschiedenis, Universiteit Leiden
Index terms: Crusades, Monasticism, Religious Life, Social History
Paper 1329-cThe Lost Memorial Registers of Utrecht: How Administration Hampered Remembrance
(Language: English)
Bram van den Hoven van Genderen, Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis, Universiteit Utrecht
Index terms: Administration, Archives and Sources, Ecclesiastical History, Religious Life

Religious memory reflects social structures. This session seeks to present memory in the social context of Utrecht, the religious capital of the northern Low Countries. Whilst sharing this geographical location and thematic orientation, the papers aim to offer different perspectives. The first one explores the network of an individual and layman, whereas the focus of the other two is on religious institutions, namely the commandry of the Teutonic Order and two collegiate churches. Memory could be stimulated by donations, on the other hand a loss of memory and possessions occurred. Both ways reveal the impact of memory on social standing.